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    interpret - Dictionary definition and meaning for word interpret

    Definition
    (verb) make sense of; assign a meaning to
    Synonyms : construe , see
    Example Sentence
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
    Definition
    (verb) give an interpretation or explanation to
    Synonyms : rede
    Definition
    (verb) give an interpretation or rendition of
    Synonyms : render
    Example Sentence
    • The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully
    Definition
    (verb) create an image or likeness of
    Synonyms : represent
    Example Sentence
    • The painter represented his wife as a young girl
    Definition
    (verb) restate (words) from one language into another language
    Synonyms : render , translate
    Example Sentence
    • I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
    • Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
    • She rendered the French poem into English
    • He translates for the U.N.
    Definition
    (verb) make sense of a language
    Synonyms : read , translate , understand
    Example Sentence
    • She understands French
    • Can you read Greek?
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